The Healthmonix team joined Accountable Care Organization (ACO) leaders throughout the country at the National Association of ACOs (NAACOS) Spring Conference at the beginning of May in Baltimore. There were many great discussions and presentations during the conference, but the hot button topic was eCQM / MIPS CQM reporting. The overwhelming sentiment from the conference is that eCQM reporting is a challenge that all ACOs are struggling with.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provided strong language to ACOs saying that the timeline for mandatory eCQM / MIPS CQM reporting is not going to change. CMS encouraged ACOs to use the program years of 2023 and 2024 for strategic preparation and building their infrastructure in advance of the mandatory transition in 2025.